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Dear Patients,

Just in case you missed it! We’re back!

We have to say that it has been the most challenging time in the history of our practices, we have worked continually behind the scenes, every day since lockdown to find a way of surviving and adapting the way we work and our environment so that we can safely open our doors once again to you, our valued patients.

We are pleased to return to doing what we love and what we do best which is to improve the quality of the lives we touch, to be able to make your feet happy and comfortable again! It is wonderful to be able to swap the computer screen for face to face interactions!


There are some things we need to tell you just so you are updated and know what to expect.

We now have a waiting list as we have a back log to get through. Please do advise us if you are in pain and can’t wait, we will see you!


We have changed a few things so we can keep you and our team safe.

We are booking appointments by phone or online

We will ask you to come alone where possible and to bring minimal belongings, please keep keys, phones etc in your bag or pocket

We will email a covid consent form for you to complete the day before your visit to us or we will call you the day before your appointment to triage for Covid symptoms

When you arrive, please stay in your car and call us, we will advise you when to come in

We are having just one patient at a time in the practice to avoid contact between patients

We have a hygiene station set up for you to sanitise your hands

We will ask you to wear a face mask / covering

Please do not wear gloves

We will be in full PPE- a bit different to how we are normally dressed! But there will still be a smile behind the mask!

Most of our systems are digital so there will be minimum contact and touch points

We have protective screens installed

Payment will be requested over the phone prior to your visit or contactless payment will be taken on the day

We will deep clean and disinfect in-between every patient


Please be patient with us!

We are coming through a very stressful time, but we are adapting well to our changed way of working, we are now having to work longer hours yet see less patients than before, appointment time slots are longer,  so that we have a comfortable, calm and safe space for our patients and the team.


We need to advise you that in order to be able to sustain our new normal, we have had to revise our fees simply to be able to survive as a business, provide work for the team, meet increased costs and to be able to remain open. There has been a huge investment of time and finances at a time when we have taken the biggest hit. We have not cut corners where protecting you and our team is concerned.

We are confident that we have created an environment where you are safe with us! we hope that that assurance is priceless.  

Whether you come to us for simple nail care or more complex or painful conditions, as experienced and specialised podiatrists we pride ourselves in providing you with first class medical foot care. Our role is to provide relief from pain, and also to pay attention to fine detail and pick up on any potential issues and prevent problems. We will advise you and provide a clear management plan whatever your condition, you can trust that we will deliver on value. 

Our core value is simply ‘To Improve the Quality of Your Life’ and that’s what we intend to do!


Welcome back! We have missed you!

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nail pain

We've chosen ingrown toe nails as this week's focus simply because over lockdown and since reopening, we seem to be inundated with people desperate for urgent help for their painful ingrown nails !

Some people have come to us frustrated after trying home cures or been back and forth to the doctor's or even A&E and been prescribed antibiotics to no avail .

Although we're not sure why we're seeing a higher volume of patients with ingrown nails, we think it may be as a result of the drastic change in people's routines and footwear over the long period of lockdown

Many people have regular podiatry care and the long wait for a nail care appointment may have left them more likely to develop foot health issues.

Added to that the spring and summer months are our busiest, when people present with a wide range of foot problems.

Well you'll be pleased to know that you're here now and you're in the right place in safe hands with the right medical professionals since we are the qualified foot health experts!

From our years of experience and practice we are confident that we can provide you with a satisfactory solution with the the right plan of action designed for you.


How do we work ?

We encourage you to reach out so we can assess your nail.

We have several ways to assess you and advise whether you are still shielding and unable to get to us or whether you can come to our covid-safe clinics


What does an ingrown nail look and feel like like ?

As a rule, if the nail or a spike of nail is growing into or piercing the flesh or the flesh at the side of the nail is encroaching onto the nail and you have one or a combination of redness, swelling, infection ( pus) and a throbbing or sharp pain, then chances are you gave an ingrown nail.


How do we treat an ingrown nail ?

There is no one universal treatment, it all depends on why you have the problem and How long you've had it.

Sometimes one or two simple routine podiatry appointments can solve things with careful removal of the section or spike of nail Other times some form of minor nail surgery may be needed.

We will always discuss the options with you and endeavour to find the best and quickest route to a cure .

Between our team of 8 podiatrists across the three sites, we have podiatrists who specialise in nail problems and nail surgey with over 30 years experience. Please see our reviews and testimonials.

You do not have to put up with pain or continue having recurrent infection. So please reach out to us so we can relieve your pain and restore your quality of life so you can get back to doing all the things you enjoy without worrying about pain.

We look forward to helping you!

Dear Patients,

Just in case you missed it! We’re back!

We have to say that it has been the most challenging time in the history of our practices, we have worked continually behind the scenes, every day since lockdown to find a way of surviving and adapting the way we work and our environment so that we can safely open our doors once again to you, our valued patients.

We are pleased to return to doing what we love and what we do best which is to improve the quality of the lives we touch, to be able to make your feet happy and comfortable again! It is wonderful to be able to swap the computer screen for face to face interactions!


There are some things we need to tell you just so you are updated and know what to expect.

We now have a waiting list as we have a back log to get through. Please do advise us if you are in pain and can’t wait, we will see you!


We have changed a few things so we can keep you and our team safe.

We are booking appointments by phone or online

We will ask you to come alone where possible and to bring minimal belongings, please keep keys, phones etc in your bag or pocket

We will email a covid consent form for you to complete the day before your visit to us or we will call you the day before your appointment to triage for Covid symptoms

When you arrive, please stay in your car and call us, we will advise you when to come in

We are having just one patient at a time in the practice to avoid contact between patients

We have a hygiene station set up for you to sanitise your hands

We will ask you to wear a face mask / covering

Please do not wear gloves

We will be in full PPE- a bit different to how we are normally dressed! But there will still be a smile behind the mask!

Most of our systems are digital so there will be minimum contact and touch points

We have protective screens installed

Payment will be requested over the phone prior to your visit or contactless payment will be taken on the day

We will deep clean and disinfect in-between every patient


Please be patient with us!

We are coming through a very stressful time, but we are adapting well to our changed way of working, we are now having to work longer hours yet see less patients than before, appointment time slots are longer,  so that we have a comfortable, calm and safe space for our patients and the team.


We need to advise you that in order to be able to sustain our new normal, we have had to revise our fees simply to be able to survive as a business, provide work for the team, meet increased costs and to be able to remain open. There has been a huge investment of time and finances at a time when we have taken the biggest hit. We have not cut corners where protecting you and our team is concerned.

We are confident that we have created an environment where you are safe with us! we hope that that assurance is priceless.  

Whether you come to us for simple nail care or more complex or painful conditions, as experienced and specialised podiatrists we pride ourselves in providing you with first class medical foot care. Our role is to provide relief from pain, and also to pay attention to fine detail and pick up on any potential issues and prevent problems. We will advise you and provide a clear management plan whatever your condition, you can trust that we will deliver on value. 

Our core value is simply ‘To Improve the Quality of Your Life’ and that’s what we intend to do!


Welcome back! We have missed you!

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5 seated chair exercises for seniors


1 Overhead Bend and Reach

Overhead Bend and Reach

  1. Raise both arms above your head.
  2. Lower your right arm and lean to the right. Feel the stretch in your left side.
  3. Hold for at least 15 seconds.
  4. Return to your original position with your arms over your head.
  5. Drop your left arm and lean to the left.
  6. Repeat 2 to 4 times toward each side.

2 Shoulder Blade squeeze

Shoulder Blade squeeze

  1. Lift your arms near the level of your shoulders with your elbow pointed straight out.
  2. Bring your elbows back while you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Don’t lift or shrug your shoulders as you are squeezing.
  3. Hold for 6 seconds.
  4. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

3 Knee extension

Knee extension

  1. Straighten and lift one leg and hold while you count to 5. Be sure you don’t lock your knee.
  2. Slowly lower your leg down.
  3. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  4. Repeat on the other leg.

4 Neck Rotation

Neck Rotation

  1. Turn your head to the left and hold for at least 15 seconds.
  2. Repeat on the right side.
  3. Repeat 2 to 4 times to each side.



5 Marching in Place

Marching in Place

  1. Sit with your feet slightly apart, and march in place lifting your knees high toward the ceiling. Remember to breath normally.
  2. Keep marching in a smooth rhythm for 1 minute. Work up to marching 5 minutes or longer.

coronavirus


Dear Patients,

Regrettably we are cancelling all appointments until 1st May at the earliest.

The safety of our patients, staff, and all their families MUST come first.

We will still be taking calls to guide patients over the phone. If foot problems arise then we will be very happy to support and advise in the best way, we can.

For those requiring urgent care we will advise them appropriately, regarding distancing, lockdown etc.


Please follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates.


Please all follow the government advice. STAY INDOORS discontinue all non-essential contact with others, wash hands frequently and follow the government quarantine guidelines if you have symptoms.

We look forward to taking care of all your foot health needs as soon as possible.

The Essex Chiropody, Podiatry & Footwear Centres

Sushila Patel Basildon Practice contact telephone no: 01268 553653
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Rashmita Bedi Billericay Practice contact telephone no: 01277 659200
Anita Patel Romford Practice contact telephone no: 01708 728498
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send us a message

sandraSandra joined me as a part time receptionist in 2011. At the time I was in the process of expanding my small ‘one-man band. ‘Practice and to begin with she worked in a tiny waiting room which consisted of one small desk, a phone and a diary and no real space for anything else. Sandra patiently stayed with me as we demolished the surgery and worked in the cramped conditions of a portacabin for the next 9 months. When we finally moved into our new purpose-built Podiatry surgery, she was instrumental together with Simone(receptionist) in setting up the staff room, organising the reception area and eventually transitioning us from paper diaries to a digital practice management diary.

As the Basildon podiatry team grew Sandra was able to implement systems, support the team and serve the patients in her professional and caring manner. Sandra progressed to become a footwear consultant who then became an expert in scanning feet and fitting Patients with shoes and orthotics.

Over the years as a team we had some good quality times outside of work, meeting for meals, days out and the odd show. Although Sandra worked at Basildon podiatry, she was and is our friend and so it is with sadness that we are all having to say goodbye to her. Unfortunately, she is leaving us to care for her husband who was suddenly taken ill earlier this year.

I would like to wish her on behalf of the Basildon Podiatry team and all our Patients a fond farewell with loads of love and say that we will all miss you and hope that you will be able to stay in touch with us. Personally I am so grateful and thankful that you joined me at Basildon Podiatry just as we were expanding and helped it to progress and become the centre of excellence in looking after feet that it is today.

Thank you, Sandra.

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For National Receptionists Day Basildon,Billericay and Romford Practices would like to say a big thank you to all of our receptionists for their hard work and front line patient care that they provide within our clinics.

We are proud to work with such dedicated team members who are all passionate about foot health and provide a super friendly and professional service to our Patients.

Their roles are busy and varied and all are well versed in our latest addition of shock wave therapy as well as our unique digital foot scanning technology and footwear fitting service.

Feeling blessed,

Sushila owner - Basildon Podiatry,

Sushila & Rashmita owners - Billericay Podiatry

Anita owner of Romford Podiatry

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If your nails are:

  • Damaged
  • Ridged
  • Thick
  • Bruised
  • brittle
  • Psoriatic
  • Fungally infected
  • Partially missing
  • Discoloured
  • need protection while growing

Then Wilde-Pedique toe nail reconstruction is the solution for you!

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How is the new nail made?

LCN Wilde-Pedique involves the construction of a new nail using a resin gel. After preparation of the nail and bed, the gel is used to fill grooves and gaps on the nail bed and cured (hardened) using harmless UV light, further gel layers are applied to create a nail shape. Finally a top seal is applied.


The result

A natural looking, protective gel nail which is flexible and can be trimmed and filed. The gel is non-porous so nail varnish and remover can be used without affecting the gel. You can swim and bath as normal. If you have a fungal nail; anti-fungal treatments can be applied around the artificial nail and under it's free edge.


Who is it suitable for?

Men, women and teenagers can benefit. Its adhesive properties mean that good results can be achieved even on calloused layers of skin or where there is a fifth or more of your own natural nail to reconstruct a new nail. Although the gel will not adhere to skin alone, gels can still be constructed to last for a day for special occasions e.g. for a wedding day. The area must be oil free and dry, free from any bacterial infection and there should be no bleeding or weeping.


Is it safe?

As a professional podiatry practice, we always take a full medical history and assess for suitability. Our HCPC registered podiatrists are trained in the application of the gels. The high quality materials used are hypoallergenic, odourless, anti-fungal and contain no aggressive primers or chemicals.


How long will the gel nail last?

4 - 6 weeks with some lasting up to 4 months. We do not recommend leaving the nail on for more than 8 weeks Very occasionally the gel nail only lasts for a short time, however, the nail usually comes off whole but the gel nail is perfectly shaped for your nailbed and you can reapply at home using a hypoallergenic nail glue. The gel nail is a no-soak off gel and will grow out together with your natural nail. The more natural nail there is on the nail bed, the longer the gel will last. A deep nail bed is better than a flat/shallow one. Your lifestyle and the way you walk will also contribute to the time the gel nail will last.


How is it removed?

The gel is no-soak off. It will grow out with your own nail as it grows, it can be trimmed away but you can revisit us to have it painlessly removed.


What people are saying:

My visit was for nail reconstruction on my big toe.
Really impressed with the result.
Can't wait to wear my sandals on holiday :)
Staff are really friendly too...would definitely recommend.

LP May 2018


We’ve had amazing results with significant reduction in pain and discomfort and an improvement in the quality of life of many of our patients.

Call us for further information and get ready to show
your feet off this spring and summer!

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The Basildon Practice

38 Byfletts (Off Clayhill Road), Basildon, Essex

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The Romford Practice

2 Surman Terrace, Princes Road off Victoria Rd, Romford, Essex

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